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U.S. Attorney’s Office Settles Lawsuit With Chicago Auto Dealership Perillo BMW Over Alleged Pollution in Chicago River

CHICAGO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced Wednesday, September 23, 2020 that it reached a settlement with a Chicago auto dealership to resolve claims that it discharged pollutants into […]

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Federal Carjacking and Firearm Charges Filed Against Male Suspect for Allegedly Stealing Vehicle at Gunpoint in Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal grand jury has indicted a male suspect on carjacking and firearm charges for allegedly stealing a vehicle at gunpoint in Chicago. On the afternoon of May 27, 2020, Elias Quinones-Figuerora forcibly […]

Kavion Poplous, Attempted First-Degree Murder
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Kavion Poplous, Suspect Connected to Shooting Roommate at Western Illinois University, Turns Himself in to Chicago Police

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois University announced that Western Illinois University freshman Kavion Poplous, 18, of Chicago, is in custody in Chicago. Kavion has been charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, […]

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Chicago Street Gang Member of Hammond, Indiana Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison on Murder and Racketeering Conspiracy Charges

A member of a violent Chicago street gang has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for engaging in a pattern of racketeering activity that included murder. Alonzo G. Horta, 23, of Hammond, Indiana, […]

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Car Rental, Tattoo Parlor, Jewelry Store, and CBD Dispensary Hit by Burglars Overnight in 2 Hours on Chicago’s Northwest Side

Three businesses of four businesses were hit by burglars in 30 minutes Chicago’s Northwest Side (Marissa Parra/CBS Chicago). Chicago Police Department alerted area businesses of commercial burglaries in the 016th District in the Jefferson Park […]

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Two Chicago Police Officers Shot; Offender Also Wounded Near Polk St and Spaulding Ave, Chicago

Two Chicago police officers were shot in Chicago’s Homan Square neighborhood Sunday morning. The officers fired back after a man shot at them, according to the Chicago Police Department (Vi Nguyen/CBS Chicago). Police and firefighter/paramedics […]

Micaela Kimbrough, Chicago looting suspect
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Arlington Heights Resident Arrested in Chicago; Accused of Selling Jacket Police Say She Stole from Canada Goose Store on Mag Mile Chicago While Looting

A female looting suspect, Micaela Kimbrough, with a listed residence in Arlington Heights was charged Friday August 21, 2020 related to criminal activities while looting in downtown Chicago that occurred overnight Sunday to Monday, August […]

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Chicago Police Ban Protests Near Mayor Lightfoot’s Home; Lightfoot Says Protecting Wife, Child and Neighbors Trumps Any First Amendment Rights

The debate about a public official’s safety versus the public’s civil liberties is raging in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood (Mike Lowe/WGN). A part of Wrightwood Avenue between Kimball Avenue and St. Louis Avenue has been […]

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U.S. Attorney John Lausch and Attorney General William P. Barr Provide Update on Operation Legend: 61 Charged in 49 Cases

John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, today, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, joined Attorney General William P. Barr to announce an update on Operation Legend. Operation Legend is a […]

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Boy and Mother Shot on Central Park Ave Near Corcoran Pl in Chicago As Shooter Attempts to Shoot Unrelated Men on Corner

Police believe the shooting at Central Avenue and Lake Street was a targeted shooting, but the mother and the boy were not the target. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reports. Police and firefighter/paramedics from Chicago responded […]

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Restrictions in Effect After Hundreds of Looters Target Stores in Downtown Chicago and Other Neighborhoods Overnight; 100 Arrested, 13 Police Injured

Hundreds of looters targeted businesses in the Mag Mile and River North areas late Sunday into early Monday, clearing out stores as 100 people were arrested and 13 police officers injured during skirmishes throughout the […]

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LOOTING TIMELINE: Rioters Loot in Downtown Chicago Overnight Sunday/Monday; Gunfire Exchanged with Police

Chicago Looting: Looters break in to Potbelly restaurant in Chicago Loop (ABC 7 Chicago). Looting began overnight about 12:15 a.m. Monday August 10, 2020 as caravans of vehicles with honking horns entered downtown Chicago. Chicago […]